Harassment and Bullying

Travel Safe Officers On London Overground Balloted For Strike Following Unjust Behaviour of Bosses

That further to our previous decision GWW 20 June 2013 we note the report from our lead officer and are appalled at the unjust treatment of our members by STM management. We note from the Regional Organiser’s report that STM has applied over-the-top sanctions for minor misdemeanour's and has not investigated the facts properly nor have not properly considered the evidence.

Tube Bosses Implement New Harassment Procedure With No Mention Of Right To a Rep

We note the report from our Regional Organiser. London Underground has now implemented this procedure, and while it improves on the previous procedure in some respects, it does not include the right to representation for those accused of bullying and/or harassment from the start of the process, despite RMT and all other recognised unions taking the position that it should.

We maintain our position on this and will pursue it through appropriate channels.

London Transport Regional Council and branches to be advised.

Boris Bike Members Vote 100% For Strike Over Range Of Grievances

TRANSPORT UNION RMT confirmed today that in a ballot of staff running the London “Boris Bike’s” scheme, members have voted 100% for strike action over a range of grievances:
• The imposition of a 2% pay increase for 2013
• The imposition of shift change patterns
• The continuous bullying and harassment of members
• The company’s refusal to reach a formal agreement on travelling time or on travel allowances.

RMT General Secretary Bob Crow said:

RMT To Pursue Call For Representation For Victims Of Bullying

We note the correspondence from London Underground Ltd, and regret the employer’s refusal to accept the reasonable demand of all trade unions that those accused of harassment and/or bullying should have the right to be represented from the beginning of the process.

We instruct the General Secretary to obtain and place in front of us a report on our options for pursuing this matter.

London Transport Regional Council and branches to be advised.

Jubilee Line Ballot Results

That we note the ballot result is as follows:-

Total votes cast ....14...............

Number voting “Yes” ....12...............

Number voting “No” ....2................

Spoilt Papers ....0................

We congratulate our members on their determination to challenge the problems at North Greenwich and Stratford depots. Noting the strike action called by ASLEF, we instruct our members to take strike action by not booking on for duties commencing between:
• 00:01 and 23:59 on 2nd April 2013
• 00:01 and 23:59 on 2nd May 2013

Drop in session to discuss Workplace Harassment and Bullying

LU Engineering branch have organised a drop in session to discuss workplace harassment and bullying.
All RMT members are welcome, please circulate flyer to friends you feel would benefit from the session, but do not display on workplace noticeboards, for fear of management repercussions.

The event will be held upstairs at the Exmouth Arms, Starcross Street, London NW1 (near Euston station)

The event will run on Wednesday April 17th, from 12pm til 6pm, please drop in any time you can.

Jubilee Line Tube Drivers In Strike Vote Over Bullying And Working Conditions

TUBE UNION RMT confirmed today that tube drivers on the Jubilee Line, working out of the Stratford and Greenwich depots, are to be balloted for industrial action in a dispute over bullying of staff through the misuse of procedures and an appalling decline in the standard of working conditions.

In a letter to London Underground setting out the reasons for the dispute, RMT has highlighted:

  • The unfair and disproportionate treatment of Drivers in disciplinaries
  • Many facilities on the Jubilee line being in a very poor and in some cases a “disgusting” state

London Overground Safety And Security Staff To Strike Again As Bosses Reneges On Settlement

TRANSPORT UNION RMT confirmed today that security and safety staff employed by STM Security Group on London Overground services will be taking strike action next week in a dispute over bullying and harassment and an attempt to impose workplace changes without agreement.

RMT Concerned With Treatment of Occupational Health Workers

We note the resolution from our London Transport Regional Council and share its concern about the treatment of Occupational Health staff. We instruct the General Secretary to ensure that this issue is taken up with Transport for London in line with the resolution, and ask the Regional Council to report to us on its progress with pursuing this issue.

London Transport Regional Council and branches to be advised.

  • More articles on Occupational Health here